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Telestream Wirecast One

Live video streaming production software for Mac & PC

Easily stream and produce professional video. Turn your laptop or computer into a television studio with Wirecast — the most popular award-winning video production software for Mac and Windows. Perfect for live streams, webinars, webcasts, sports, church services, and education or training videos, and more.

Wirecast One is the most affordable way to get your first streams up and running. With a single camera input and easy streaming to your preferred destination, Wirecast One covers all the basics for your first stream and is powerful enough for your 1000th!

Who is Wirecast One for?

Everyone! Wirecast One can be used by beginner streamers all the way up to the veterans of live video, but it is perfect for streaming to social media websites like Facebook or Twitter, and all your live streams from casual events to the most professional productions.

 

Stream live? Wirecast has you covered.

Education

Live stream graduations, award ceremonies, student news and sports, guest lectures, and classroom lessons to your community. Wirecast is used at every level of education.

Worship Services

Engage and expand your remote congregation with live streams of your services and events. Reach out and touch more people.

Live Event Production

Live stream conferences, concerts, interviews and more. Wirecast provides everything you need to stream professional live events.

Live Sports

Capture the action! Use Wirecast’s professional features like clocks, scoreboards and instant Replay to bring your audience to the game.

Television, Radio & News Broadcasters

Stream your programming to OTT and social platforms or augment your premium content with second-screen live and interactive offerings.

Digital Marketing & Social Media

Wirecast is the perfect live video marketing tool. Engage real-time with customers, fans and prospects using Wirecast’s native integrations with Facebook Live, Twitter, Periscope, YouTube and more.

Integrated Stock Media Library

Now included with every active support subscription., the new Stock Media Library adds a growing database of over 500,000 unique, high quality media assets to your projects. A new custom-built portal gives you direct access to transitions, motion backgrounds, royalty-free backing tracks, and videos from right within Wirecast.

  • Images: Stock graphics including lower thirds, action icons and images for any Wirecast project!
  • Videos: Need an extra video clip for your project? No need to hire out a production team or create one yourself. Stock videos have you covered.
  • Music: Whether you need a quick sound effect clip or background music, royalty free audio is just a search away!

Easy to use features

Capture

Unlimited Sources – Cameras, microphones, webcams, IP cams, or use our free wireless camera app for iOS. See a full list of compatible devices.

Desktop, NDI & Web Capture – Capture a variety of IP sources or anything on your computer screen or other computers. Automatically detect NDI and Syphon sources. Built-in web-browser can display live web pages.

Professional Audio – Multi-channel audio ingest, support for ASIO, WASAPI and CoreAudio compatible devices. Mix up to 8 independent audio tracks, and add FX and processing.

Controllers – Use Elgato Stream Deck with Wirecast with our new plugin. And check out the X-keys controller for Wirecast Mac or Windows. See a full list of devices.

Conferencing & Remote Production – Rendezvous peer-to-peer conferencing comes built-in to Wirecast. Send guests a link to join your live broadcast.

Produce

Stock Media Library – Access to over 500,000 unique media assets directly in Wirecast. The Stock Media Library has videos, music, lower thirds, backgrounds and more. Included with an active support subscription.

Replay, Scoreboards, Clocks & Timers – Great for sports producers. Wirecast has professional features let your live viewers follow the action in the moment, and never miss an important play.

Social Media Comments – Built in Twitter comment curation and display. Display Facebook comments in animated titles using NewBlue Titler Live Express or NewBlue Titler Live Social.

Beautiful Graphics & Animated Titles – Over 100 built-in graphics and titles. NewBlue Titler Live, free with Wirecast, is the best way to display animated graphics and titles with Wirecast.

Chroma Key, QR Codes and Playlists – Packed full of features to make every broadcast as professional as you need it to be

Stream

Unlimited Destinations – Stream to Facebook Live, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo Live, or ANY RTMP destination. Stream to more than one at a time.

Stream & Record – Stream and record at the same time. Great for archiving or off-line editing, record MP4 or MOV files to any drive.

Restream and Live Captions – Improve accessibility for the deaf and hard-of-hearing with live captions and save bandwidth and processing power in the bargain. Try the new Wirecast web services Restream and Live Captions.

Multiviewer – Send single sources, all the way up to a 17 source grid, out per attached monitor. Great for confidence monitoring and a quick look at all your sources!

ISO recording – Archive each live video input to a clean, unmodified file, separate from your composited program recording. Great for post-production workflows, and each ISO can be used as a live instant replay source!

 

 

 

 

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Telestream Wirecast Comparison Chart

FeaturesWirecast OneWirecast StudioWirecast Pro
¹1st year Basic Support included in the purchase of Wirecast One. If you let your support lapse/expire, the support renewal will increase to $99.
²1st year Standard Support included in the purchase of Wirecast Studio and Wirecast Pro. If you let your support lapse/expire, the support renewal will increase to $199.
³Only limited by system performance.
4 Each Master Layer allows for one active shot. | 5 Active Master layers x 50 Sources per shot = Up to 250 Simultaneous Sources/Layers.
5 Requires Sportzcast device to aquire the scoreboard feed for automatic scoreboard updating.
Capturing
Support for multiple video capture & live inputs simultaneously (USB, Capture Card, NDI, Wirecast Go, Webstream IP sources) One input No limit³ No limit³
Works with UVC, Directshow, and AVFoundation capture cards and devices (e.g. Epiphan)
Advanced integration with capture cards from Blackmagic, Magewell and AJA
NDI™ (Mac/PC) and Syphon (Mac only screen capture alternative) sources
Wi-Fi iOS sources with Wirecast Go
IP cameras and web stream input (RTMP, MMS, HTTP, RTSP, HLS, MPEG-Dash and UDP)
Add additional media: audio, video, graphics
Screen capture
Web page display and capture
ASIO Professional Windows Audio support
Multi-channel audio ingest
Remote Desktop Presenter
Wirecast Rendezvous: remote live guests and production Two guests
Seven guests
Teradek StreamReader plug-in (Cube 100/150/200/250, Clip, Sputnik)
ProductionWirecast OneWirecast StudioWirecast Pro
Master Mixing Layers Three Five Five
Unlimited Shots per Master Mixing Layer (Up to 50 layers/sources per shot)3, 4
Audio & video sync
Chromakey
Clocks, timers, and stopwatches
Image Filters (Mattes)
Integrated Facebook Polling
Integrated Text and Titles (lower thirds)
Live viewer counts (Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch)
Multi-channel audio ingest
Image carousels
23 beautiful transitions included
Integrated Twitter comments, curation, and display
NewBlue Titler Live (starting at $149)
Animated 3D titles and graphics
Facebook comments, curation, and display

Not included with purchase
Titler Live Express
$149 FREE with
Wirecast Studio purchase
Titler Live Present
$299 FREE with
Wirecast Pro purchase
YouTube Chat and Advanced Twitter comments, curation, and display via NewBlue with Titler Live Social
$449
with Titler Live Social
$299
with Titler Live Social
$299
Advanced 3D and Automatic Scoreboards5 with Titler Live Sport
$449
with Titler Live Sport
$299
with Titler Live Sport
$299
Custom Transitions
Playlists
Stock Media Library (Included with an active support subscription)
Access to over 500,000 unique media assets directly in Wirecast. The Stock Media Library has royalty free videos, music, lower thirds, backgrounds and more.
Advanced audio mixer
Control Surface X-keys for Wirecast Support Sold Separately
$659.95
Sold Separately
$659.95
Basic Manual Score Boards
Pro Audio FX Built In
Advanced Rendezvous Guest Audio Mixing
Built-in PTZ Controller for Robotic Cameras (VISCA over IP)
Instant Replay
Virtual sets and backgrounds Three sets included
Beautiful 3D virtual sets from Virtualsetworks ($329/6-pack)
Output & StreamingWirecast OneWirecast StudioWirecast Pro
Built-in destinations: Periscope/Twitter, Brightcove, Facebook, YouTube, DaCast, Akamai, Wowza, Microsoft Azure, and more… Choice of one destination Unlimited destinations Unlimited destinations
GPU-accelerated encoding (requires Intel or Nvidia GPU)
RTMP, RTP multi + unicast
Record to disk (MP4, MOV)
Facebook Live: groups, 24/7 ambient streaming, paired encoding, geo and sponsor tagging, live cross-posting
Virtual Camera and Microphone output
Monitor output data and statistics
Multiple Simultaneous Record-to-Disk outputs
Multi-viewer output 1-4-slot 1-17-slot
ISO Record individual sources
Program feed output (AJA and Blackmagic cards)
NDI™ output
Send Multiple Streams with differing languages or audio tracks
Multi-track audio recording
WIRECAST WEB SERVICESWirecast OneWirecast StudioWirecast Pro
Wirecast Restream
Cloud-based restreaming & distribution
Starting at $25/month Starting at $25/month Starting at $25/month
Wirecast Live Captions
Automatically embed live CEA-608 closed captions using speech-to-text recognition
Starting at $60/month Starting at $60/month Starting at $60/month
SUPPORTWirecast OneWirecast StudioWirecast Pro
Basic Support ($49/year)¹
Includes FREE software upgrades, Online Case Submission (with a 24-hour Response Time Target), Knowledge Base, Telestream Community Forum.
See our support page for more resources.
1
Standard Support ($99/year)²
Includes all features of Basic Support and adds the Stock Media Library and an 8-hour Case Submission Response Time Target.
See our support page for more resources.
2
2
Premium Support ($299/year)
Includes all features of Standard Support and adds Priority Response (with a 4-hour Case Submission Response Time Target), Telephone Support, and Remote Access Services
Buy NowBuy NowBuy Now

Note: Upgrading from Wirecast 8-13:

Upgrades are free, as long as your Wirecast license is entered into the software and your Basic, Standard or Premium support subscription is active. Simply Download and install Wirecast 13 and you will automatically have access to all the new features of Wirecast 13, depending on your license level.

 MinimumRecommended
Operating SystemWindows 7, Windows 10 version 1803 or higher
macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina
Windows 10 version 1903
macOS Mojave
Processor i5 dual-core @ 2.3GHz1i7 quad-core @ 2.8GHz+
Memory 4GB RAM 16GB+ RAM
Hard Drive 2GB2, 7200 RPM for record to disk 500GB+, Solid State OS Drive
Graphics Card Intel HD3, DirectX 11 capable Nvidia GeForce or AMD Radeon, 1GB+ video memory
Internet Connectivity Open HTTP/HTTPS port 80, RTMP port 1935, port 7272 for Remote Desktop Presenter If behind a firewall, check with your CDN for any sites to whitelist
1 May be insufficient for 1080p+ or 60 fps workflows.
2 Additional hard disk space required for record to disk.
3 Insufficient for advanced Multi-Viewer workflows.

Add-ons:

Remote Desktop Presenter – Please use the Remote Desktop Presenter version 2.0.8, available as a separate download from Telestream.

Languages Supported

  • English
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

Best Practices

Minimum Required Upload Speed

  • It is recommended that an upload speed rate of at least double the selected video bitrate is available, especially for a total target bit-rate of 10Mbps (Megabits per second) or less, or when there are multiple outgoing streams.
  • Upload speed can be tested at a website such as TestMy.net/upload.
  • Additional tasks that can consume upload bandwidth on the network should also be considered when determining how much of the available upload bandwidth can be allocated towards streaming

High frame-rate streaming (60fps):

  • High frame-rate streaming will result in increased CPU usage and require a higher bit rate (4Mbps or higher) for a quality encode.
  • Simply switching to a higher frame-rate without ensuring the CPU and bitrate is sufficient may result in a lower quality encode.

CPU Usage:

  • Consider lowering your canvas frame rate and/or streaming resolution to lower CPU usage.
  • Maintained system CPU usage greater than 60% will increase the likelihood of dropped frames.

ISO Recording

  • Solid State Drive or fast RAID array recommended for ISO Recording and Replay functionality.
  • Actual data rates will vary depending on quality level selected for ProRes (Mac) or MJPEG recording (Windows), as well as the resolution and frame rate selected.
    • For Mac ProRes recording please refer to Apple’s ProRes data rate specifications.
    • Windows MJPEG Best Quality Guidelines (Megabytes per second):
      • 1080i and 1080p 29.97 and 30 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality – ~25MB/sec
      • 1080p 60 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality – ~50 MB/sec
      • 720p 59.94 and 60 FPS, MJPEG Best Quality – ~20 MB/sec
  • Total expected data rate should be compared to available disk write speed to ensure adequate disk throughput.

Failure to ensure the available disk write speed is greater than the highest expected total data rate may result in frames being dropped from recordings (ISO, Replay, and Record-to-Disk).

Hardware accelerated encoding requirements:

  • Apple Hardware Accelerated H.264 encoding requires a Mac with an integrated Intel GPU.
    Note: This may change in the future, as the Apple API decides what hardware acceleration method is to be used. At the time of this writing, only Quick Sync via an Intel GPU is supported.

What’s new in version 13.0.2

New & Improved

  • WIRE-16316 – Now you can set your LinkedIn Live broadcasts to be visible only to your first-degree connections. Like if you don’t want your boss’s boss to see your live stream. Now you can do that.
  • WIRE-14718 – We now correctly enable Wirecast Live captions in a YouTube event when setting that event to auto start.

Fixes

  • WIRE-16512 – If you tried to use Osprey 825e capture cards with Wirecast 13, you may have noticed they weren’t working very well, or at all. Try again – we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised…
  • WIRE-16505 – Sometimes good intentions backfire. A fix we made in 13.0.1 caused a crash when trying to load a saved Wirecast document with chroma key. It’s better now.
  • WIRE-16500 – Fixed an issue where changes made to Color Space or Dynamic Range for a video source were not, in the strictest of terms, accurate. (At all.)
  • WIRE-14923 – Fixed an error that caused audio to sometimes not play through the monitor unless the Mix Minus button was toggled, which one would not naturally think to do.
  • WIRE-14637 – Fixed a miscellaneous issue with a miscellaneous solution for streaming with Wirecast Restreaming to certain destinations.

What’s new in version 13.0.1

Fixes

  • WIRE-16454 – On Windows, smooth transitions between two shots that contain the same source is working again, after briefly trying to break free and take over the world.
  • WIRE-16445 – Main Shot Layers now remember their sizes when a saved document is reopened. A little Ginkgo Biloba did the trick.
  • WIRE-16442 – Also fixed was Wirecast’s ability to remember the Controller selected in Preferences.
  • WIRE-16440 – Recorded audio from Rendezvous guests was sometimes having dropouts or was garbled. Yo..cn ..ear..t.agn now.
  • WIRE-16479 – When an input format changes to a Magewell capture card, the audio will no longer stop working from that device.
  • WIRE-16432 – The YouTube’s Create Event Menu now correctly shows the dark mode color scheme. Handy for when you actually want to see the text.
  • WIRE-16425 – Sources from BlackMagic capture cards that don’t support automatic format detection were not being found when upgrading to version 13. We found them and helped them get back to where they belong. They’re fine. A little shaken, but basically fine.
  • WIRE-16240 – Sometimes certain areas of the app would appear in English when they shouldn’t. We’ve fixed that bit of linguistic imperialism.
  • WIRE-15656 – Fixed a crash when clicking the Output Menu when a BlackMagic Decklink 8K Pro capture card was installed.
  • WIRE-15461 – Now, when you use Desktop Presenter and check the capture audio box the playback should be clear without being choppy or skipping.

What’s new in version 13

New & Improved

  • WIRE-15060 – Main Shot Bin overhaul – We’ve done a complete refurbishment of our Main Shot Bin (that’s the layered area where you add all your shots.) We’re excited about a lot of under-the-hood improvements that reduced our code bloat, which you’ll have to trust us on. But what you will see is:
    • Greatly improved responsiveness when selecting and reordering shots, resizing windows and scrolling. It’s now smooth like buttah.
    • GPU accelerated live icons so you can see live previews of all your live shots, without hosing your system CPU.
    • Refreshed and decluttered user interface – like Feng Shui, but for software.
    • A bunch of other small but daring improvements like being able to reorder your master layers and more layer resizing options … oh, the power!
    • WIRE-16006 – Speaking of resizing layers: We’ve added a “Zoom Layers To’ menu under ‘Layout’ so you can set all your master layers in one fell swoop. AND now you can resize all your layers at the same time by holding down the Shift or Alt (Win) or Shift, Option or Command (Mac) keys. PLUS! Extra added bonus: If you double click a layer divider, your layer will resize to its default height. Boom.
    • WIRE-12584 – You can now also drag & drop a shot by clicking anywhere in the shot, not just on the title.
  • WIRE-15939/WIRE-159940 – BlackMagic Designs and Direct Show source process separation – We have been working hard to improve the resiliency of Wirecast when dealing with sources. We have updated our code for sources, which for us makes it easier to maintain and support future source updates. You won’t see a lot of obvious changes yet in usability – but this helps us set the stage for future improvements.
  • WIRE-15590 – More efficiency – We’re now allowing Blackmagic, DirectShow and Magewell sources to be more efficient – giving them access to GPU-accessible buffers for better performance.
  • WIRE-15588 – Added support for MJPEG video in DirectShow sources
  • WIRE-16368 – Stream to Facebook and other places simultaneously: Facebook recently changed their policy that allows you to stream to multiple destinations when also streaming to Facebook. We have enabled that in our application. So, stream away, anywhere!
  • WIRE-16394/WIRE-16261 – Facebook 1080p streaming: Now you can stream 1080p and up to 60fps to Facebook.
  • WIRE-15870 – Integrated Facebook Speed Test – New option in Facebook output settings “Optimize Connection” initiates a Facebook Speed Test to Facebook’s various regional ingestion servers to determine the best choice.
    • WIRE-16200 – And we now warn busy users that the Facebook Speed Test can take several minutes.
  • WIRE-14429 – PTZ control over NDI – This should allow all NDI PTZ cameras supporting movement controls over NDI to be fully usable in Wirecast. We have not tested every possible NDI PTZ device, but due to the standardization of NDI, all should work.
  • WIRE-15624 / WIRE-16114 – We also added support for PTZOptics PT12X-ZCam, for which we added a message in the PTZ Control Window that this device does not support pan/tilt controls. (It only zooms).
  • WIRE-16001 – MacOS Dark Mode – We’re going dark. Or at least you can choose to now.
  • WIRE-15989 – Larger user camera in Rendezvous – When entering the Rendezvous landing page (to enter the username), now the camera appears in the middle of the page so the user can see themselves more clearly than the small view in the top-right corner. Once the Rendezvous session starts, the camera jumps back to the top-right hand corner.
  • WIRE-15976 – LinkedIn Live Error Tracking – We improved the error tracking when streaming to LinkedIn Live.
  • WIRE-15968 – Preference Pane additions – We’ve added more options to the preference pane to give you even more decisions to make, including the look of your shot display, turning GPU Accelerated Live Icons to “Highest Framerate”, “Reduced Framerate” or “Disabled”, and other settings that give you ultimate omnipotence (at least within your own Wirecast document).
  • WIRE-15876 – Streamlined Buy link – Clicking on the ‘Buy/Upgrade’ item under ‘Help’ now opens the web store directly instead of taking you on a leisurely walk-about through another page or two. We’re saving you time.
  • WIRE-15933 – Warm and fuzzy analytics invite – We made our analytics opt-in pop-up warmer and fuzzier. We really hope you’ll help us by opting in to analytics!
  • WIRE-16123 – You probably don’t care, but we’ve enlarged the Welcome Window to make room for in-app videos to play in that window.
  • WIRE-15922 – During the trial period, it is now easier for you to find and press a purchase button.

Fixes

  • WIRE-16380 – We fixed an error when attempting to authenticate to Twitch, caused by a change in the Twitch API.
  • WIRE-16364 – Fixed an issue that caused audio underflow/popping sounds when using certain Elgato capture cards.
  • WIRE-16361 – We made an adjustment to the way Wirecast responds to changes in properties – one result being that now when you stop and restart the clock widget, it will resume where you left off, instead of restarting at the beginning.
  • WIRE-16347 – Jetstream aka Streamzilla now shows up in Mac Output Settings without error.
  • WIRE-16328 – When you replace a shot with another source, it will not automatically display at a ridiculously large size.
  • WIRE-16305 – Now when you click on the “Enter full screen” button on the video in the Welcome Screen, it will actually display full screen.
  • WIRE-16283/WIRE-16175/WIRE-16029/WIRE-15892 – Fixed an issue where files were flickering when added as a Web Stream source.
  • WIRE-16279 – A minor display issue – our cute little Cloud icon was being cut off when enabling Restream and Captions. Now it’s not.
  • WIRE-16271 – Fixed an issue where most SD video (720×480) from Blackmagic and other devices were coming in with improper scaling.
  • WIRE-16270 – We have more carefully isolated our media handling from other processes to help prevent crashes.
  • WIRE-16250 – Fixing some long-standing ‘jank’ where audio mute buttons would display on video-only sources and video mute buttons on audio-only sources. Just more housecleaning.
  • WIRE-16241 – Continuing with some housecleaning – We’ve done some additional clean up in the source settings tab of the Shot Inspector so it will only display the appropriate controls for audio-only and video-only sources.
  • WIRE-16235 – The ISO filename no longer reverts to default after choosing a destination.
  • WIRE-16227 – We had some over-zealous capitalization on some messages we displayed. They are now proper English. The grammar police can rest easy.
  • WIRE-16217 – We added back the menu bar, which would mysteriously disappear when you opened the Advanced Rendezvous Audio Mixer on Mac.
  • WIRE-16214 – We spent way too much time debating whether it’s OK to display the copyright symbol as (C). No. And then we fixed it.
  • WIRE-16213 – Eradicated an egregious bug that would cause Wirecast to slow down or eventually hang when the audio properties panel was open. That was a doozy.
  • WIRE-16209 – Fixed a memory leak that occurred while looping Chroma Keyed video.
  • WIRE-16201 – Fixed a hang that happened if you took the very specific action to add a playlist shot, move it and then click at the top of Wirecast.
  • WIRE-16196 – Now when you modify the Source Properties of Blackmagic devices while ISO recording, your Preferences for the device will not become corrupt.
  • WIRE-16172 – We removed some unnecessary permissions for areas of Facebook that we weren’t actually using, and that have now been deprecated by Facebook anyway.
  • WIRE-16157 – Fixed an error that occurred on Windows when starting a Program Replay with a canvas size of 854×480.
  • WIRE-16156 – Related to the bug above – we fixed an indefinite hang that would occur on Windows when initiating Replay in conjunction with another Output while using an 854 x 480 Canvas.
  • WIRE-16142 – Now, on Mac, reducing your window size will not cause the Preview/Program windows to disappear.
  • WIRE-16125 – Fixed the Image Carousel – which is also fixed in 12.2.1, by the way.
  • WIRE-16119 – Grammarians rejoice! We’ve made more minor language changes to standardize the naming of items under the ‘Window’ menu.
  • WIRE-16111 – Fixed an odd bug that would cause an indefinite hang in certain documents when you hover the mouse over the Preview Window.
  • WIRE-16088 – Fixed a bug that didn’t let you assign a hotkey to a shot that’s been duplicated.
  • WIRE-16082 – Instead of immediately starting camera / audio devices on startup, which wastes resources, we now wait until we actually need to use them to start them up.
  • WIRE-16079 – Fixed an annoying issue where dragging in unsupported media created a temporary shot which overlapped the clear layer icons.
  • WIRE-16074 – Squashed a crash that happens when opening a document from Explorer/Finder, completing the analytics dialog, then opening and closing the preferences.
  • WIRE-16058 – Fixed a licensing issue that, when deactivating a license and then immediately clicking Purchase, would open the Web Store instead of the more appropriate Product Catalog page.
  • WIRE-16057 – Almost not worth mentioning, because most people will never see this, but we re-aligned a logo on a page that comes up when a Wirecast Pro user clicks purchase. (All in the name of making every aspect of Wirecast supremely excellent.)
  • WIRE-16050 – When you upgrade from Wirecast One, your master layers will also upgrade accordingly. This wasn’t happening, which could cause you to think you hadn’t upgraded.
  • WIRE-16049 – Fixed a bug where setting audio channel to both L and R made you think you had to upgrade to Wirecast Pro. Sorry.
  • WIRE-16041 – Fixed numerous minor layout issues in media source properties panel.
  • WIRE-16027 – When you upgrade from Wirecast One, you’ll now be able to access Wirecast Studio or Pro help and User Guides.
  • WIRE-16026 – Now, you can’t reorder a shot on a layer to be before the special Clear Layer shot.
  • WIRE-16014 – When you create a Twitter shot, it will no longer automatically be added to Layer 3. You now can choose.
  • WIRE-16004 – Fixed a rare crash that could occur when quitting and not saving a document.
  • WIRE-15993 – We re-enabled UI keyboard navigation on Mac, so you can again tab between controls.
  • WIRE-15992 – NDI and Webstream sources will now display at full refresh rate in the multi-viewer.
  • WIRE-15985 – Updated the XKeys 128 Controller SDK, so that it works correctly on macOS Catalina.
  • WIRE-15978 – We prevented multiple calls to Facebook when it is the most recently selected destination, to reduce load time of the Output Settings dialog box.
  • WIRE-15920 – Changing the opacity and subsequently hiding and showing the layer in the Shot Layers tab no longer reverts the opacity back to 100%. Opacity now stays the same as whatever it was set to previously…as it should.
  • WIRE-15908 – Fixed an issue on Windows where mattes were not being applied to NDI or Webstream sources.
  • WIRE-15879 – MacOS 10.15 is requiring applications to be “notarized”. Part of this update is to enable “hardened runtime” which adds additional protections to the application. We have done this.
  • WIRE-15867 – Added an error message to indicate when an Elgato device is in use by another app or fails to start.
  • WIRE-15855 – Increased wait time and publish attempts for LinkedIn Live broadcasts, which could fail due to the latency introduced when using it with Wirecast Live Captions or Wirecast Restream.
  • WIRE-15853 – Now when you click on the info button to learn about our usage data policies, it takes you to an actual page – not a 404 error.
  • WIRE-15782 – The preview video no longer freezes when you open source properties, so you can see changes being made live, which is of course the purpose of the preview window.
  • WIRE-15780 – Fixed an issue that caused signal degradation for NDI Sources with Live Icons enabled.
  • WIRE-15758 – Fixed an embarrassing oversight that caused a coder-level label to display when setting Exposure Levels settings in PTZ Controls.
  • WIRE-15755 – Fixed issue that would cause “Use backup server” and “Automatically Start Event” to become unavailable in certain cases, when streaming to YouTube.
  • WIRE-15735 – Fixed a bug that would cause audio to not be restored when reconnecting to NDI Sources on Windows.
  • WIRE-15715 – Fixed an issue streaming RTMP to specific URLs on macOS Mojave.
  • WIRE-15644 – Fixed some more odd license behavior when you select “Buy Wirecast” then close the purchase window on macOS.
  • WIRE-15643 – Fixed an indefinite hang that occurred on Windows, when using a machine with a dual GPU setup and changing the graphics adapter then clicking restart.
  • WIRE-15603 – An issue was fixed by Facebook that was causing an inability to switch to live from preview when using the Facebook Live – with User Code destination.
  • WIRE-15567 – We changed the default encoder to x264 for Livestream.com.
  • WIRE-15512 – Fixed a variety of scaling issues that occurred primarily when NDI or BlackMagic sources were added.
  • WIRE-15395 – When Mac users tried to use Rendezvous with a Studio or Trial license, we did not serve up the proper pop-up window to explain next steps. We do that now.
  • WIRE-15386 – Fixed a rare crash on Windows. Yah – that.
  • WIRE-15358 – Improved the handling of alpha PNG files to more efficiently decode these files when played in Wirecast.
  • WIRE-15340 – For users on Windows 10 Creator Studio with DirectX12 installed, our installer doesn’t fail for you now.
  • WIRE-15265 – We now don’t put dark text on a dark background in the name of selected shot in the Shot Layers panel on macOS. #easiertoread.
  • WIRE-15007 – Fixed an issue where .wcst documents could not be opened if they contained Cyrillic characters.
  • WIRE-14905 – You can no longer change the default encoder presets by creating a new encoder preset with the same name.
  • WIRE-14781 – Selecting a shot with the touch bar caused shot properties sliders/buttons/etc. to be greyed-out and unusable unless you tapped on that shot again in the touch bar. This was not intended. So, we fixed that.
  • WIRE-14404 – We’re happy to report, we have significantly improved the way in which Wirecast plays ProRes 4444 clips on Windows. We’re seeing 2-3x less CPU usage, depending on the file.
  • WIRE-14228 – Removed some old DX9c code – just cleaning up.
  • WIRE-13872 – Ricoh Theta V video was coming in upside down. Now it’s not.
  • WIRE-13828 – YouTube viewer statistics now will continue to update after streaming for more than an hour.
  • WIRE-13792 – Fixed a long-standing issue that would result in missing media errors when trying to copy a shot from one document to another, if both documents are open at the same time.

Additional Notes

  • WIRE-15638 – The time has come to drop support for older DV cameras, since we don’t test them anymore and they are difficult to even find nowadays. Consider official support for these dropped.
  • WIRE-15214 – Windows 7 users: Note that Wirecast 13 will be the last release that supports Win7. You’ll see a message about this in app but consider yourself warned.
  • WIRE-16014 – We removed the ability to create a Twitter shot directly from the top nav bar. Don’t worry, you can still do it from the Add Source (+) button in the Shot Bin area.

Known Issues

  • WIRE-16400 – On Windows 7, system devices that deliver planar YUV display green video. The workaround for these devices is to set the color space to RGB.
  • WIRE-16085 – If you are updating to Wirecast 13 and have multiple capture cards that are different models, when you open a saved document that contains sources from the capture cards, one of the inputs may fail to upgrade (and will show their saved so

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